myspace41.gifMySpace will likely move to open its platform to outside developers of applications, much like Facebook has done, according to MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe in an interview with the FT.

Facebook’s open approach to outsiders — letting them freely plug in their services, and allowing them to make money — has sparked significant activity at the site — so much that it has raised questions about whether Facebook may eventually catch up with MySpace.

MySpace has provided limited access to developers, and forbids third-party sites from making money (under its terms of agreement).

“The [Facebook] platform is interesting,” Mr DeWolfe said in an interview with the Financial Times. He argued MySpace’s current technology approach gave its users many of the same benefits but said: “We’ll probably offer users the choice of both.” The aim was to attract more online companies to create services for MySpace’s users. “We’ll be bringing in more developers.”

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